The Mombasa Rendezvous - 3nt safari departing from Mombasa Beach hotels
Ideally suited to those staying in Mombasa, this short 3 night safari travels through Tsavo East, Amboseli National Park and Taita Hills Game Sanctuary. It is a compact trip but provides an excellent opportunity to view a diverse variety of wildlife and the overshadowing snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro. Can be combined with any Mombasa beach hotel plus other destinations too.
7 seater mini-bus with a pop up roof for clear game viewing.
Enjoy 7 game drives including a night game drive to see nocturnal wildlife.
Go in search of giraffes, lions, elephants, cheetahs, buffalos, rhinos plus more.
Day 1 - Mombasa - Tsavo East
Day 2 - Tsavo East - Amboseli
Day 3 - Amboseli - Taita Hills Game Sanctuary
Day 4 - Taita Hills Game Resort - Mombasa
After an early breakfast, pick up from your beach hotel and depart. Drive north, along the main highway towards Nairobi, following the route of the railway line built by the British late in the nineteenth century. The road passes through the warehouses and workshops on the outskirts of Mombasa, climbing steadily and soon the vast plains of Tsavo become visible in the distance, with the rolling Taita Hills on the horizon. Enter Tsavo East National Park (12,000 sq kms) at Buchuma Gate, here the driver will open the roof of your bus, so you can stand up with the wind in your hair. Welcome to Africa, the safari has begun! Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya and is split into East and West by the highway. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and later enjoy time for relaxation before setting off back into the park for your afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge as the sun sets. Overnight at Ashnil Aruba Lodge (or similar) on a full board basis.
Meals Included: Full Board
Ashnil Aruba Lodge
Ashnil Aruba Lodge lies in the heart of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. The Lodge features 46 rooms and 6 tents. Its location is superb, just a couple of hours from the coast of Mombasa, 5 hours leisurely drive from Nairobi and is located on the banks of Aruba Dam which was built in 1952 as a sport fishing recreational point in the park. Several watering holes nearby attract wildlife and spotting animals is easy because the park lies flat with savannah grassland.
After an early breakfast, depart to Amboseli. Join the main highway and continue northwards, passing Hunters Lodge, the sight of the infamous ‘Man eaters of Tsavo’ incident where lions attacked the workers building the railway, made famous in a Hollywood movie. Reach the township of Emali, you will leave the main road and head south towards Amboseli National Park. If the weather is clear you’ll catch sight of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro directly ahead, arriving at your camp in time for lunch. After some time for relaxation or a dip in the inviting swimming pool, set out into the national park for a game drive. Taking you across this vast lakebed - often dry, but still very swampy in areas. Amboseli is best known for its great herds of elephant - you'll often find many of them standing knee-deep in the water, spraying themselves to keep cool. But there's a lot of other game here too - cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, many types of gazelle and other plains game - and it's all set against the amazing backdrop of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to the camp as the sun sets. Overnight at Amboseli Sentrim Camp (or similar) on a full board basis.
Meals Included: Full Board
Sentrim Amboseli Tented Camp and Lodge
Sentrim Amboseli is located on the border of Amboseli National Park, right near Kimana gate. The entirely new 60 luxurious and comfortable deluxe ensuite tents are evenly spread out with fantastic view of Mt Kilimanjaro. The main guest area consists of reception, lounge area, restaurant and bar lounge and gift shop.
Following an early morning game drive and breakfast, depart east to Taita Hills, arriving in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive in the Sanctuary, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. After dinner set out on a night game drive, this time with an opportunity to view nocturnal wildlife in their habitat. Overnight at Sarova Saltlick Lodge (or similar) in a standard room on a full board basis.
Meals Included: Full Board
Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge
For decades Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge has been one of Kenya's flagship lodges, famed for being among the World's Most Photographed Lodges. A favourite amongst travellers in search of luxury accommodation, Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking a waterhole and the vast Tsavo plains.
After breakfast enjoy an early morning game drive in the sanctuary returning to the lodge for lunch before continuing your journey to Mombasa, aiming to reach your beach hotel in the afternoon. Drop of at your North/South coast beach hotel (if Airport drop off is required then a supplementary transfer cost will apply).
Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast
Departs Wednesday, Friday and Sunday in 2021 and Wednesday only in 2022.
3 nights / 4 day duration.
Pick up at approx 5.30am and returns at approximately 6pm. Guests will be collected from and returned to their chosen beach hotel.
Cost Includes:- Meet and greet services. All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English speaking driver-guide on shared basis. Guaranteed window seat. Meals and accommodation as specified. All park fees and government taxes. Filtered water will be provided in the safari vehicles but guests are asked to bring their own reusable water bottle that can be refilled in the vehicle during the safari.
Cost Excludes:- Airport transfers. Visas and international flights. Airport taxes (clients pay direct). Driver-guide gratuities. Drinks, dining rooms tips and porterage. Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance. Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature.
The itinerary may need to be re-routed or accommodation in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65x46 cm. Excess luggage can be handed over to your Mombasa hotel to store (usually at no additional cost) whilst you depart on safari.
Due to operational reasons, pick up at the airport is not possible on this itinerary. Customers will need to book a private safari if airport pick-up is required.
There is an extra charge for guests requiring drop off at the airport on their return.
This safari is available on a private basis for up to 7 people.
Children under 5 years are not allowed on this safari on the scheduled service but children aged 2 years and above are allowed on the safari on a private basis.